Putting the Brakes on Drugged Driving
NCSL 2011 Legislative Summit: Tuesday, Aug. 9 2011
Running time: 01:07:09
Assemblymember William C. Horne, Nevada
Kathryn Greene, Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison, Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C.
Dereece Smither, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
Senator Tim C. Owens, Kansas
"Drugged driving" is implicated in an increasing number of auto crashes and fatalities, and is a traffic safety priority among policymakers. Explore the challenges of crafting legislation addressing impaired driving that involves illegal substances or prescription drugs, including a look at per se laws and diversion strategies.